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Willson, Gula E.
MAIDEN NAME: McKinney AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 1 Mar 1857 DIED: 3 Jan 1939 BURIED: 5 Jan 1939 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Mt. Sterling, Brown Co, Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - Joseph E. Wilson & Julia E. McKinney md 1 Oct 1874, Brown Co, Illinois 1880 IL CENSUS - Julia E. Wilson (23y, b Illinois, keeping house, married) enumerated with 3 children, Edward (5y, b Illinois), Elzina A. (3y, b Illinois) & Joel W. (8m, b Illinois) 1900 OR CENSUS - Gula E. Wilson (b Mar 1857, Illinois, mother of 11 children, 8 living at time of census) enumerated with husband of 25 years Joseph E. (b Sept 1850, Illinois), 5 children, Joel W. (b Oct 1879, Illinois), Jessie M. (b Apr 1882, Illinois), Daniel Grover (b Oct 1885, Illinois), Douglas J. (b Mar 1892, Oregon), Albert A. (b Dec 1896, Oregon) & Willis Polk (b Apr 1900, Oregon) and mother-in-law [of Joseph, Gula's mother] Clementina A. McKinney (b May 1825, North Carolina, widowed, mother of 11 children, 7 living at time of census) 1910 WA CENSUS - Gula E. Wilson (53y, b Illinois) enumerated with husband of 35 years Joseph E. (59y, b Illinois) and 4 children, Daniel G. (24y, b Illinois), Joseph D. (18y, b Oregon), Albert A. (13y, b Oregon) & Gilbert W. (10y, b Oregon) 1920 CA CENSUS - Gula Willson, age 62, b. Illinois, is enumerated with Joseph E., age 69, occupation farmer, b. Illinois, along with Daniel, age 33, single, b. Illinois, Douglas J., age 27, widowed, b. Oregon, Albert A., age 22, b. Oregon, and Wayne, age 19, b. Oregon. NOTE - husband Joseph E. Willson died 10 July 1928 at Medford, Jackson Co, Oregon, and was buried in Hartley cemetery near Grants Pass, Josephine Co, Oregon [OSBH DC 1928 Jackson Co #176) 1930 OR CENSUS - Gula E. Wilson (75y, b Illinois, widowed) enumerated with son Albert (34y, b Oregon, married at age 28y), Mae [wife of Albert] (24y, b Montana, married at age 17y) and 2 grandchildren, Albert (4y6m, b Oregon) & Betty I. (2y4m, b Oregon)
OSBH DC (Benton County 1939) #3 - Gula Willson, female, widowed (Joseph E. Willson), b. 1 Mar 1857 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, d. 3 Jan 1939 in Corvallis, Oregon at the age of 81 yrs 10 mos 2 days, name of father Thos. McKinney (b. Illinois), maiden name of mother Clementina Keller (b. Pennsylvania), interment Smith Cemetery 5 Jan 1930, undertaker J.B. Hollingsworth, informant Douglas Willson of Corvallis.
Mrs Gula E. Willson, who came to Corvallis from Medford about two years ago, died here at 9 o’clock this morning. She had never fully recovered from the effects of a hip broken a little over a month ago. She was the widow of Joseph E. Willson, who died about 10 years ago, and lived in Corvallis with her son Douglas J. Willson. She was born March 1, 1857, at Mt Sterling, Illinois. In addition to her son Douglas she is survived by four other sons and one daughter, Edward of Weilchpen, Calif; Daniel G. of Oakland, Calif; Albert A. of Eugene, and Mrs E.J. (Myrtle) of Washington state. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon under the direction of the Hollingsworth funeral home. Graveside services will take place at Lewisville. Corvallis Gazette Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1939, 8:2
Gula McKinney Willson Mar 1, 1857 Jan 3, 1939
OSBH DC (Benton County 1939) #3 
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1880 IL CENSUS (Brown Co, Missouri, ED 42, FA#47) 1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Independence, ED 175, FA#168) 1910 WA CENSUS (Okanogan Co, Conconully, ED 127, sheet 6B) 1920 CA CENSUS (Glenn Co., Nelson, ED 38, sheet 14A) 1930 OR CENSUS (Jackson Co, Medford, ED 47, sheet 8A-B) Corvallis Gazette Times, 3 Jan 1939, 8:2
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